American TFP’s Restore America Caravans Launched in St. Augustine
In the face of the coronavirus crisis and now civil unrest, the American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property (TFP) has launched what it calls a “50-State Rosary Tour to Reject Socialism and Rebuild America.”
The launching of this campaign to restore America started at the Marian Shrine of Our Lady of La Leche in St. Augustine, Florida, on June 3. Twenty TFP members and volunteers gathered with their signs and banners with the public recitation of the Rosary. Local TFP supporters from Florida and America Needs Fatima rosary rally captains from St. Augustine joined in the prayers as did a few passersby.
Caravan leader, Matthew Shibler, announced the intentions for the Rosary and explained the purpose of the campaign: “As human solutions fail, we must turn to God to restore America. In times of great uncertainty and confusion, a child turns to his mother. So, we turn to the Blessed Mother and beg her to restore America and give us calm, confidence and courage during the storm.”
The prayer rally closed with the song “God Bless America,” accompanied by bagpipes and drums. The group then gathered to the nearby location of the first Mass said in America. When landing to found the town of St. Augustine, the Spanish explorer Pedro de Menendez had the chaplain say Mass as the first official act.
Another Irish priest allows Muslim imam to lead prayers in Catholic Church
DUBLIN, Ireland, October 9, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) –
A Catholic school in Dublin invited a Muslim leader to issue a blessing to the students, as well as to offer a prayer in which he referenced Christ as a mere “prophet.”
A local imam joined Fr. Fergal MacDonagh at Our Lady of Dolours Church, Dolphin’s Barn, in a prayer service to mark the commencement of the new school year.
The Muslim leader said: “We ask the almighty to send salutations on all his beloved servants, Abraham, Jesus, Muhammad, David…” Fr. MacDonagh stood nearby, with arms extended during the proclamation.
The imam continued by ending with a prayer taken directly from the Koran. After reading the Arabic text, he offered the English translation which referred directly to Christ being only one of the prophets. “O Lord all praises to you, and we ask you to send your salutations and peace to all your beloved servants, the prophets, Jesus Christ, Abraham, Muhammad, and all of them.”
A similar occurrence was seen in April of this year, as a Catholic priest in the Archdiocese of Tuam, Ireland, invited local Muslims to offer an Islamic prayer during a Mass. On that occasion, two Muslims sung an Islamic call to prayer, which as noted at the time by Church Militant, “categorically proclaims Islam’s supremacy over its forebears — Judaism and Christianity.”
UK: People can travel for assisted suicide, but not the holidays
Coronavirus restrictions prohibit regular travel, but exceptions are made for assisted suicide.
Fri Nov 6, 2020 - 2:40 pm EST
LONDON, England, November 6, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) — Despite not being allowed to leave England for holidays as part of new lockdown measures to “to protect the NHS and save lives,” residents are still permitted to travel abroad for assisted suicide.
Under the U.K. Suicide Act 1961, it remains a crime to help or encourage anyone to take their own life, but people are legally allowed to travel abroad for assisted suicide, in places such as Switzerland’s Dignitas centers.
‘Black mass’ no match for prayer campaign
A prayer campaign launched by two young Australian Catholics against a public ‘black mass’ in Queensland went international, with dozens of extra Masses, Eucharistic adoration, prayer vigils and a novena to St Michael the Archangel gaining massive support.
Friends Bethany Marsh and Sophia Shogren, both 22, said they were “blown away” by the response to their spiritual campaign launched in response to the event organised by a self-proclaimed Satanist group as a political comment on proposed religious freedom legislation.
When the friends discovered the plans for the mock Mass in Noosa, north of Brisbane, on 30 October at a council-owned building they launched the prayer campaign and a Facebook group which gained more than 1000 followers.
The word quickly spread through social media to prayer groups, parishes, and bishop’s offices across the country and overseas. Despite a global petition asking the council to cancel the event gaining almost 100,000 signatures, it went ahead with about 20 people in attendance.
However, many more prayed in reparation for the mock Mass including a number of “ultimate powerhouses of prayer” – religious communities across Australia.
Florida pro-life candidate unseats former Clinton HHS secretary in House race
CNA Staff, Nov 6, 2020 / 04:00 pm MT (CNA).- House Republicans scored an upset victory this week in Florida’s Miami-Dade County, as a pro-life, Latino candidate unseated the Democratic incumbent and former HHS secretary Donna Shalala who served in Bill Clinton’s administration.
Maria Salazar, a Cuban-American journalist endorsed by the pro-life Susan B. Anthony List, has been declared the victor in Florida’s 27th congressional district race.